“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” is set to air live during both the Republican and Democratic national conventions, TheWrap has learned.
The late-night show will air live July 18 through July 21 at 11:35 p.m. ET during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
Colbert will return with another run of live shows July 25 through July 28 during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Colbert’s coverage of both conventions will air taped on the West Coast.
He will host each night live from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, where he and his guests will react to the day’s events in Cleveland and Philadelphia. The show will have an on-site presence at both conventions.
Both conventions will no doubt provide plenty of comedic fodder. Donald Trump has secured more than enough delegates to win the Republican Party’s nomination, but dissent in the ranks could lead to a surprise challenger emerging at the zero hour.
On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton has the delegates and the support of the party establishment. However, Bernie Sanders has vowed to continue fighting for the presidency until the very end.
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” airs weeknights at 11:35/10:35c on CBS.